Aug 11

Romantic Revolution is a ballet collaboration bound to inspire . By Milly Adams

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As a child I had dreams of swooping and gliding across the stage as a world famous ballerina. All rather a damp squib for one utterly without talent and let’s face it – someone who moved rather like Dumbo the elephant. However I must tell you  I was a scarecrow in a school production,  the one who stays motionless in the centre, whilst others perform around them.

Well, far more inspirational than this tale of my ballet adventure  is the collaboration between London Russian Ballet School (LRBS) and the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet and Theatre.

On 18th September Romantic Revolution is to be  performance at the London Palladium. 800 children from Lambeth, Brent, South West and West London, who have never visited a theatre to see ballet and most of whom have never heard of the Bolshoi Ballet, will join the audience for free, with transport provided.

You can see the result of this collaboration in a rather fine video, filmed last month when  LRBS brought a performance to the indoor space at the Kia Oval to entertain local schools with the power of dance and music. Tune into this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NlFfbyZhbo) and see just how much children appreciated this opportunity and how important LRBS’s philanthropic endeavour is to engage these young children in ballet and impart the richness of this art.

I can’t dance but I love watching. I reckon you will too. We need more of these collaborations.

  • Tickets available from London Palladium Box Office and www.londonpalladium.co.uk .